Your guide, Graham Thomas, has been a resident of the Bruce Peninsula for over 20 years. A former chair of the Bruce Peninsula Environment Group and board member of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy, he has been committed to this area and ensuring its ecological integrity survives into future generations. He was instrumental in initiating the Dark Sky Preserve status of the peninsula and interpreting the importance of the night sky to residents and visitors alike.
Graham and his wife Christina have operated 3 businesses on the peninsula focusing on ecological tourism, organic agriculture, and local food and hospitality. Before choosing to make the Peninsula home, for 5 years he lived and worked in the remote wilds of British Colombia, the Yukon and The Northwest Territories. His outdoor pursuits include hiking, 4 season camping, whitewater canoeing, mountain biking, cross country skiing, trail running, mushroom hunting, bouldering, swimming, and amateur astronomy. Graham is a certified Master Naturalist through Lakehead University and has completed his Advanced Wilderness First Aid. He is thrilled to be able to share his knowledge, experience, and passion for the Bruce Peninsula as the Program manager for EcoAdventures .
Your guide, Rick Roman, has been living on the Bruce Peninsula for 30 years. When he was 27, he and his wife Wendy purchased 50 acres of land and hand crafted their log house from the forest around them. Rick's quest for adventure began with his move to the Bruce Peninsula, and has really never let up!
Rick is passionate about the natural world and particularly the Bruce Peninsula. This passion has lead him down paths as a natural builder, environmentalist, outdoor enthusiast, and now EcoAdventures Guide. He has been building and teaching natural low impact construction for 3 decades. Rick has been active in the peninsula's environment group (BPEG) for many years, as a board member, as chair, and as part of the media committee. He sat on the Community White Cedar Working Committee, to establish better forestry practices for the Bruce Peninsula. He has worked with the Biosphere Association for the the last few years, developing and maintaining their website, and supporting their initiatives. He also built this website. Rick loves to hike (bushwack), mountain bike, back country ski, snowshoe, kayak and white water canoe. Rick is a certified Master Naturalist through Lakehead University and has completed his Advanced Wilderness First Aid. He comes to EcoAdventures with a wealth of local knowledge and a desire to take others on paths less traveled.
Crys Stewart and her husband are May-to-December residents of the Bruce Peninsula, living in a cottage that’s been in her husband’s family for over 40 years. After having spent 30+ years in lifestyle journalism and publishing, she is now happily retired and has been a volunteer for BPBA Eco-Adventures since the summer of 2018.
Crys applies her writing and photography skills to helping spread the word about what we do through various social media. She also assists in communication strategies. When she’s not posting on Facebook on behalf of EcoAdventures, she will often be found gardening, hiking, fishing, kayaking and stalking wildflowers. Her inordinate fascination for biology and native plants comes in handy on some of our adventures. If you meet a “sweeper” (the very important person who is always last on a hike and makes encouraging noises while keeping a keen eye out for left-behind mittens) on your next eco-adventure, that might just be her.